No offense, but I can't help but think that you have been somewhat brainwashed by some of those biased TV shows. If you are talking about the logging practices of some third world countries, then yes, I agree there is definitely a lot of room for improvement and they should be encouraged to take appropriate steps towards managing their resources in an environmentally friendly manner. However, logging practices in North America have come a long way and our forests are quite well managed. In my opinion and obervation, when done properly, clear cut logging, while perhaps unsightly to some, is not environmentally harmful and I'm seeing more and more selective logging as well. And having walked through many a forest that was clearcut back at the turn of the century, when the notion of environmental friendliness hardly ever crossed anyone's mind, you would be hard pressed to tell that such an event had ever taken place. The old rotting stumps hidden amongst the towering new trees and lush undergrowth are about the only indicator.
Some people just don't like the idea of a single tree being cut down. A lot of these environmental groups that oppose logging don't even want blown down timber to be salvaged. Talk about idiocy.
The notion that the world has always existed as we know it and that it should be preserved in it's current state forever also bugs me. That's why Yellowstone Park had such ravaging fires about 10 years ago, because nature wasn't allowed to take it's course and we weren't properly managing it and allowed it to become one giant tinder box.
Those fires should make you happy if you truly love nature. They have been a part of the natural process since time began. Maybe our continued attempt to prevent and control them has been at the detriment of the environment.
And again, no offense, but if people really want to help preserve the world, perhaps they should rethink having those children and grandchildren in the first place. Population growth is what's going to do us in. Eventually we will get to a point where our numbers are unsustainable no matter what and there will be no quality of life to be found anywhere. I don't know it was intended or not, but when I watched "Independence Day" I couldn't help but a draw a parallel between the aliens that moved from planet to planet and using up all the resources to sustain their species, and our own human race. Something to think about...